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Published by engagement, 2019-11-20 00:19:53

Kingscliff Triathlon Racer Guide v1

Kingscliff Triathlon Racer Guide v1

For a hit out…
…or for FUN!


24 NOVEM1 BER 2019

Contents Photos -

WELCOME……………………….….3 FINISH AND RECOVERY……….……25
PROGRAM….……………….…....…...8 GENERAL RULES..….….……...…….25
WAVE STARTS…........…….......……….10 FURTHER INFORMATION…….….…26
SWIM……….………………………....14 SAFETY…….……………………….....27
DRAFTING….…………………….…..19 TIMING ……………………...…….......27

4 PARKING ………….....…...........……..28

35RUN……...………………………….…22 STORAGE ………….………..……......29

TOILETS …..…….…………..........…..29

RESULTS ……...….………..…...……27 13
PREREQUISITES …..…….…….......27 4


Hello Athletes, Families and Supporters of the Kingscliff Triathlon,

On behalf of the Local Management Committee, it is my pleasure to once again welcome and thank you
for spending your weekend in wonderful Kingscliff. We are confident all races will be a great hit out for local
and travelling athletes.

Boasting idyllic tropical weather, the scenery is sure to make the course even more enjoyable. Kingscliff is a
wonderful triathlon as it affords the opportunity for everyone to give it a go, whether it is for fun or you're
racing for the podium - we wish you the best!

Given the current bushfires, we will be monitoring air quality via the State Government monitoring centre
and observe local conditions. The possibility of smoke from fires is high and individuals must self-assess and
determine if these conditions are detrimental to their own health and wellbeing whilst undertaking exercise.
We particularly recommend to all participants who have asthma or similar breathing medical conditions to
carry their medication at all times in the cycle and run. If the air quality deteriorates, we will advise via SMS
the status of the race if it is changed to caution; or abandonment.

The possibility of fires in the locality is a reality in these drought conditions. There are two recognised risk
areas: the Olympic swim start and the run course on Sutherland Point Rd. Should a fire occur during the
event, partipcants will be directed from the Olympic Swim area towards the ocean via the roadway, and
swimmers will remain in the creek and be collected by Surf Life Saving. Should a fire occur at the old mining
site on Southerland Point runners will be stopped from returning immediately and they must access the
creek and swim towards Kingscliff town (the risk of a fire jumping the road here is high and runners will not
be allowed to run back towards the Cudgen Bridge.) A evacuation hooter will blast continuously in the event
of a perceived risk. All participants must cross the finish line to enable an electronic head count.

I would like to acknowledge the invaluable support we have received from the staff of the Tweed Shire
Council, Andrew from Tweed Holiday Parks, and Jamin from Conetix.

Finally a thank you to our friends and partners who support community sports events: Dave from Hammer
Nutrition, Cindy from Eyeline, Bernard from Scody, Bill from Zero Athletic, and Mark from ECN Technology.

And for now, we are focused on great coastal racing, and a fun weekend away in Kingy.

Mike Crawley 4
Race Director


Event Update

Road Surface

The Tweed Shire Council is working hard to prepare our cycle course and we advise that excessive leaf litter
has been swept; but we expect it will continue to fall from trees, and we are recommending you avoid
gutters or any piles of leaves that reform to avoid slippage. Pearl Street has various spots of subsidence and
exposed manhole covers which are being repaired this week. Marine Parade has various cracks in the road
surface made worse by the excessive dry period and unfortunately these can not all be repaired, please ride
cautiously and look ahead and avoid any cracks. There are a number of chips in the bitumen surface and
Council is currently working to fill all of these, but the road surface will be rough. The good news is much of
Marine Parade will be resurfaced early next year, and Turnock Street shortly thereafter.


We are very excited to offer the first Aquabike race, which we expect to grow significantly at future events.
The finish line was to be separated but for the ease of management and safety, the Aquabike cyclists will
enter transition after their ride is completed, collect their shoes, go to the run exit gate, and turn
immediately left to head back north to the usual finish line. We are expecting a much larger field in the
Tweed Coast Enduro. Have a great race!


As part of a new photography service which will be progressively introduced in the new year, we will be
producing a limited number of shots through our friends at Veloshotz.

Finish Line

The Tweed Council has opened the southern section of the Lions Park and we are able to now adjust the
finish chute so it takes advantage of the new pathway and reduces impact on car parking on both Saturday
and Sunday. The finish line has therefore moved over onto the grass and so will the team tents. Again, the
crossing of Marine Parade is hazardous during the race and also afterwards when traffic is using the road.
Please only cross at the designated crossings and DO NOT ignore the marshals. We will trial the new layout
and welcome your feedback for the future.

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Event Update

Moss Street Road Closure Change

As part of the redesign of the event as agreed with shopkeepers and residents, we are continuing to
reduce the total road closure times. For the first time we will be able to open the whole of Marine Parade
before 11am, but this means the gates to collect your bike have been moved to the footpath. The
roadway will have cars and a Police Officer watching for the people who walk down the road. We have
had one very serious accident in this area and we will not tolerate families or groups pushing bikes along
the street and potentially being run over. Police will hand out fines to those who jay walk. Safety first


It is imperative that the three car parks as shown on the maps are used (Bowls Club, 2 parks either side of
the Cudgen Bridge), and we ask everyone to not park in driveways or illegally. Allow an extra 20 minutes
to walk in from the carparks.


The intermediate swim start has been placed on the old VMR boatshed ramp up the creek. The swim
direction will be towards the mouth of the creek and will be against the last part of the incoming tide, thus
the distance has been reduced by about 100m.

Bush Fire Evacuation

The possibility of fires in the locality is a reality in these drought conditions. There are two recognised risk
areas: the Olympic swim start and the run course on Sutherland Point Rd. Should a fire occur during the
event, partipcants will be directed from the Olympic Swim area towards the ocean via the roadway, and
swimmers will remain in the creek and be collected by surf life saving. Should a fire occur at old mining site
on Sutherland Point runners will be stopped from returning immediately and they must access the creek
and swim towards Kingscliff Town. (the risk of a fire jumping the road here is high and runners will not be
allowed to run back towards the Cudgen Bridge.) A evacuation hooter will blast continuously in the event
of a perceived risk. All participants must cross the finish line to enable an electronic head count.

Welcome From Council

Welcome to Tweed and welcome to the beautiful town of Kingscliff!
Tweed Shire Council is delighted to be hosting this fantastic event once again.
Tweed provides the perfect opportunity to live a healthy life - there are abundant opportunities
to embrace our stunning natural environment and combine it with some form of exercise.
This event is also a fantastic way to show off our beautiful shire to the thousands of you who
have made the journey to be here this weekend.
With around 5000 spectators, 1600 competitors, six local community groups and scores of
businesses involved today, The Kingscliff triathlon is truly a community event that provides many
benefits to all those involved.
CONGRATULATIONS to all those who have found the courage to compete in the
20th Biannual Kingscliff Triathlon – go well and have fun!
James Owen
Tweed Shire

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Registration Open Registration Open
2:00pm – 5:00pm (NSW) 5:00am – 6:30am (NSW)
Kingscliff Community Hall, beside the Surf Kingscliff Community Hall, beside the Surf

Club Club

Transition Open Transition Open
2:00pm – 5:00pm (NSW) 5:00am – 6:30am (NSW)

Faulks Park, Faulks Park,
Southern End Marine Parade Southern End Marine Parade

KIDS TRANSITION TOUR 2.15PM *Reminder all times are

Category Ages Swim Cycle Run

Juniors 7-9 100m 3km 0.5km
Big Kids 10-12 200m 6km 1km
Pinky Starter 13+ 200m 6km 1km
Tempta 13+ 300m 10km 2.5km
Intermediate 14+ 400m 15km 4km
Sprint 14+ 750m 20km 5km
Olympic 15+ 1500m 40km 10km


When you arrive at Registration in the Community Hall next to the Cudgen Headland Surf Life Saving
Club, you will need to sign on. Line up by your event distance and age group, and you will be asked for
your surname and then first name. Please bring photo ID.

If you are not a Triathlon Australia Member, you will need a One Day Licence. If you did not enter a TA
number online when you entered, the One Day Licence was automatically added to your entry at time of

After registering, you will receive your registration pack which will include:

• Bike sticker – this should be placed around • Race number (bike/run) – put this on the
your bike seat stem front of your shirt with safety pins or on your

• Helmet sticker – to be attached to the right race belt
• Timing band – around your left ankle
side of your helmet • Swim cap – make sure it is the right colour

for your wave


• If ALL team members are annual members, no one day licence is required.
• If ALL team members are not annual members, then a One Day License is required.
• If you did not include a TA number when you entered, the One Day Licence was automatically

added to your teams entry at time of purchase.
• Note that you are only required to purchase a single One Day Licence per team entry. If your team

has purchased a One Day Licence online, it is valid for your team’s entry. If one person in your team
needs a One Day Licence, your whole team will need to purchase the One Day Licence.


• Your race bib is to be worn for your run leg. Ensure the number stays to the front at all times to
make it easier for officials to identify you throughout the race

• Wear your cycle helmet sticker on the right side.
• There will be no body numbering for this event.

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Wave Starts



Non-drafting open to all Racing determined by your All In teams consist of three
participants; subject to final age as of 31 December people who each complete
field size there may be prize 2019 as per the Triathlon all three legs of a tri each;
Australia Rules and
money. Only applicable for Regulations. Relay teams involve each
the Olympic distance. team member doing a single
The most popular category.
leg of the triathlon. One
athlete in the team can
complete two legs of the


Only once you have registered and the stickers provided at registration are secure
on your bike helmet and bike seat post, can you enter your bike into Transition.


Transition is in Faulks Park at the southern end of Marine Parade next to Cudgen Creek. Bike racks are
organised by division; you must ensure you place your bike on the correct rack.

Transition Tours will be held Saturday 23 November at 2.15pm (Kids), and 3.30pm (Adults). Meet at the
transition gates.


• Transition will be open from 5.00am – 6.30am (NSW) on Sunday.
• Big Kids and Juniors, will have a gate via Marine Parade towards the Creek for later racking between

8.30am - 9.30am. No competitors will be accepted after the closure times and we cannot be
responsible for you arriving late. Please allow for mishaps when making travel arrangements.
• Transition has been designed so that no section gets an advantage over another section
• Neatly set up the rest of your race equipment and remove any non-race equipment from
transition. A bag storage room is located under the Cudgen Surf Life Saving Club.
• Familiarize yourself with the location of your bike, the courses, and the entry and exit points to and
from transition.




• After completing the swim, you must take off your wetsuit (if applicable) and clip on your helmet first
before touching your bike.

• If you are in a team, get your teammate to remove their timing chip while you clip on your helmet.
• Ensure that your timing chip is securely fastened on your ankle before removing your bike from the rack.
• Please note that before collecting your bike, you need to have your helmet’s chinstrap fastened. Your

chinstrap must be fastened at all times when on your bike or running with your bike.
• Move your bike quickly out of the transition area and do not mount the bike before the “Mount Here”

sign on the road. The line is clearly marked.



• On your return, dismount your bike at the “Dismount Here” sign before entering Transition.
• Return your bike to its original position and then remove your helmet.
• Be aware of other competitors and their equipment. At no time should you interfere with another

competitor’s bike or equipment. However, if by accident you knock over someone’s bike you need to
put it back.
• Quickly put on your running shoes and follow the arrows to ensure you do not run into any other
• Exit the run at the run exit – if you are confused ask an official or marshal on the course.



• Your bike cannot be collected from transition until the last cyclist is finished their ride and commenced
the run.

• We appreciate your patience while we ensure all competitors have a fair go and are not interrupted
within transition while still in competition. All bikes must be collected by 1pm.



It is your responsibility to read the Racer’s Pocket You must walk through the official entrance to the
Guide and be informed of any final race brief starting area. There will be a timing mat to pass, so
before entering the water. This has all the info and all athletes will be registered as starters in the race.
rules you need to know. There are no excuses if
you don’t follow regulations and are reprimanded The race will start in the water. If you are not the
by officials. best swimmer, take it easy and let the fast ones go
first and then find your own rhythm and enjoy the
Proceed to the marshal area no later than 20 water.
minutes before your wave start time. If you miss
your wave, you will be able to start late but your The swim is marked with buoys. Should you be in
time will be calculated from the scheduled start any kind of need, raise one arm and the lifesavers
wave. and marshals will be in the water to help you.

The official swim cap should be visible and clean. Inclement weather option is a beach sprint
You may wear a personal swim cap under the
official swim cap.

When entering the water, please make sure your
timing chip is securely fastened.


• Swim cap (yours to keep from rego) • Wet suits are only permitted if the water is less
• Swim suit / tri suit (a must)
• Timing chip (don’t lose this) than 24 degrees. The water temperature will be

• Sunscreen – cream up at least 30 minutes before checked the morning of the event.

you compete
• Goggles



• Junior, Big Kids, and Pinky marshal and start at the Boat Ramp opposite Transition
• Tempta marshal and start from the VMR Tower at the mouth of the creek
• Intermediate marshal and start next to the boat shed at the end of the boardwalk.
• Sprint marshal and start in Ed Parker Rotary Park next to the bridge.
• Olympic marshal and start on the other side of the bridge at Jack Julius Park.
• When arriving on Sunday - please allow enough time to:

• Sign on at registration
• Walk to Faulks Park and put your bike in Transition
• Then walk to the start and marshal area
• We would suggest arriving at least 90 minutes before the start of your race

Be aware that transition closes before the first wave start
• Olympic distance participants will be able to leave their belongings in the bags provided at their

swim start. They will be delivered an hour after the last swim start to the bag storage area at the
Cudgen Surf Life Saving Club



Over-inflation is a well-known phenomenon at Disk wheels or covers are allowed on the rear
races and may result in a flat tyre before the race wheel only. However this provision may be
or after the swim. Please take note of your tyre’s changed by the Race Referee in the interests of
maximum inflation pressure to avoid problems. safety.

Your bike must comply with the regulations of Fixed-gear bicycles are not permitted.
Triathlon Australia. In short, this means that your
bike must be technically suitable and safe for a Please remember that you are fully responsible for
triathlon race. your bike performance and safe condition on race
day. Please make sure that all mechanical parts are
EQUIPMENT in good condition and that all equipment on the
bike is securely fastened.
• Bike (mandatory)
• Helmet (a must)
• Bike shoes (will help)
• Water bottle (you must hydrate)
• Bike Pump (optional)
• Spare tubes / tyre lever (optional)
• Bike Gloves (optional)
• Seat post number (definitely)
• Race number (definitely)


Drafting behind or next to another bike or any other vehicle is strictly prohibited. Athletes must ride on
the left side of the road, except when passing other cyclists.

The draft zone of a competitor may not overlap the draft zone of another competitor, motorcycle or
vehicle except in the following circumstances:

a) When the competitor is in the process of legally passing another competitor, motorcycle or
i. for safety reasons
ii. for an aid station
iii. for entrance to or departure from a transition area
iv. in making an acute turn

b) When passing a forward competitor or motorcycle, the rear competitor is allowed a
maximum of 20 seconds to pass through the 10m draft zone and 25 seconds to pass through
the 12m draft zone. Failure to observe this may result in a penalty.

c) When passing a forward vehicle, the rear competitor is allowed a maximum of 90 seconds to
pass through the draft zone. Failure to observe this may result in a penalty.

d) At every instant during the overlapping of draft zones, the rear competitor must be seen to
be gaining on the forward competitor or motorcycle or vehicle. Failure to observe this may
result in a penalty.

e) Once passed, a competitor must immediately commence to drop back out of the draft zone
of the forward competitor before attempting to re-pass.

A competitor is deemed to have been passed once the leading edge of the front wheel of the passing
bicycle has moved in front of the leading edge of the front wheel of the competitor’s bicycle. Failure to
observe this may result in a penalty.

In short:
• you have 20 seconds to pass another competitor once you have entered the draft zone
• you must be making forward progress
• you have 20 seconds to drop out of the draft zone once passed



Additional Laps:
Keep right on the

• Only athletes and race officials will have • A competitor sitting in the middle of the
access to the transition area. cycle course or riding side by side is
potentially blocking others and penalties may
• Only mount your bike once you pass the apply
“Mount Here” sign on the road
• If you are continuing additional laps you must
• You must dismount your bike at the keep right to go around the round-a-bout
dismount point and run your bike into towards Seaview Street.
• On your final lap when coming into the
• From Transition area, head north along round-a-bout on Marine Parade/ Seaview
Marine Parade. Keep left and be aware of Street, keep left to go straight through the
spectators and locals on the road round-a-bout back to Transition

• It is your responsibility to keep track of how • When coming back into Transition leave
many laps you have done and must your helmet on until you have racked your
complete. bike

• In the event of a breakdown (mechanical) on • For security reasons, once checked in, no
the cycle course, your helmet must remain bikes may be taken out of the transition
on and securely fastened area. No early exits.

• A competitor passing on the left-hand side
of another will receive an illegal pass violation


During the run, you must wear your race Athletes should keep to the right so faster
number on the front at all times, either on your runners can pass on the left.
shirt or kept on a number belt above your waist
in the centre of your body. You must wear a Race officials will be on the course to show
shirt at all times. directions. Please follow their directions at all
The leader in each distance will be accompanied
by a lead cyclist who will clear their way on the MP3 players and headphones are strictly
course. forbidden throughout the race. Enjoy the
spectators who cheer you on!

• Running shoes (a must)
• Hat (rock your Kingy visor)
• Sunglasses (stay cool)


Once you have placed your bike back on the bike Make sure you turn at the turn point signs and
rack and removed your helmet, put on your turn marshal. You will be disqualified if you cut
running shoes and head out along the run the course and turn early.
You must clearly display your race number at all
• Juniors will only run to the bottom of times on the run course. Those not complying
Transition where they will be turned left and may incur a stop/start penalty.
run to the finish line
If the technical official considers that your race
• Big Kids will run up the Boardwalk where number has been unintentionally lost, then you
they will be turned half way then head back may not be penalised.
down the boardwalk towards the finish line

• Remaining runners continue up the
Boardwalk, then down to the bridge towards
Sutherland Point then return again up the

Keep on the run path at all times.



Finish and Recovery

Once you have completed your race, you can After you’ve finished your race, enjoy the rest of
enter the recovery zone. Recovery is right after the the multi-fun weekend – listen to the crowd. Feel
finish line in the Cudgen Headland Surf Life Saving the emotions. This is your day!
Club car park. There will be recovery drinks, as
well as water and fruit. Don’t worry about your watch. Be a crowd
pleaser and pose for the cameras. You could make
Expo stalls will be set up, adjacent to the finish line the headlines of the evening news or make the
in the parkland. There will also be activities for the front-cover of next year’s race magazine!
kids and all the race presentations will be held in
this area.

General Rules and Further Info

We always like to have fun but this stuff is serious, so please take the time to read the information below. It
is there for you and your team mate’s safety.


Race Referee – Brian Aldermann
Technical Delegate – John Macgregor-Skinner


• Be responsible for your own safety, the safety of your own equipment. Be considerate of the safety of

• No use of abusive language towards anyone
• The use of mobile phones or any electronic device is strictly prohibited during the event
• Ensure that your torso is covered for the bike and run legs
• No public nudity or urinating in public (including Transition)
• Under no circumstances are you to interfere with any other competitor’s property


Competitors may not accept assistance from anyone other than an authorised race official. Examples:
• Receiving water, food (goos, etc) from spectators, family, friends
• Handing goggles, etc to spectators
• Pacing a competitor on the run or cycle is also considered outside assistance

General Rules and Further Info


Littering is not permitted and will result in disqualification. Please carry wrappers with you or discard them
in bins on the course.


Technical officials can assess penalties - even if the infringement is not listed - if the technical official deems
an unfair advantage has been gained or if a dangerous situation has been created.

The penalty box is located at the Transition gate under the red tent.

Penalty box infractions – 3 minutes
• drafting
• illegal passing

Stop/Start Penalty
• Cycle course: report to the penalty box and advise the official that you are serving a stop/start
• Run course/transition: issued on the spot
• Blocking

The official will serve a penalty by doing the following:
• sound a whistle or horn
• show a blue or yellow card
• call your number
• advise you of the penalty
• if you are shown a Red card, you may be disqualified


If you are shown a red card or fail to attend the penalty box, a violation report will be filled out and
submitted to the Race Referee

The Race Referee will assess your disqualification and rule accordingly

All disqualifications will be posted on the penalty notice board after the finish

For further information please read the Triathlon Australia Race Competition Rules available from the
Triathlon Australia website.


Trained staff, the police and volunteers will be on You are expected to follow directions and
the course, giving you directions and clearing instructions from race officials, race marshals, the
traffic. They will be there for your safety at all police and volunteers. Failure to do so may cause
times. disqualification from the race.

The roads are closed thanks to the extensive use Only a Race Official, the Race Director or First
of traffic control, road cones and road Aid has ultimate and final authority to remove an
signs. However, on race day, regular traffic will be athlete from the race if the athlete is considered
crossing the cycle course at relevant places. Traffic to be physically incapable of continuing the race
will be guided and regulated by traffic officials at all without risk of serious injury or death.
If you decide to withdraw from the race at any
For your own safety, please pay attention when time, it is your responsibility to report it to the
crossing roads and making left and right turns. finish line.


The timing band must be placed on your left ankle. Once you finish, you must return the timing chip to the
collector at the end of the race. Collectors will be waiting for you at the finish line.

• You must wear your timing band at all times during the race.
• You must cross the mats at all timing locations to receive an official race time.
• The timing band must be handed in immediately after crossing the finish line.
• If you don’t race or fail to complete the course, please return the timing band to the collectors at the

finish line.

Any timing chips that are not returned will result in a $60 replacement fee.

Individuals - Timing chips are assigned to you specifically. Do not give your timing chip to any other person
and be careful not to switch timing chips with other competitors.

Teams - The timing band is worn by each member of the team. Swimmers must pass on the timing band
before cyclists remove bikes from the rack, and cyclists must rack bikes before passing on the timing band
to runners.

Do not walk over timing mats prior to your race, as this will set off your race time




There is a bag store for competitors under the Cudgen Headland Surf Life Saving Club next to
Registration. Although the area will be staffed, we take no responsibility for lost or damaged goods and
do not recommend leaving valuables in your bag. The store room will be open from 5.30am Sunday and
will close 15 minutes after the last competitor is finished.


Permanent toilets are available in the parkland, Kingscliff Hotel, Rowan Robinson Park, and next to Faulks
Park. LIMITED portaloos are also available at the swim start. There will be penalties for not using the
appropriate toilets. Please note that you must use the toilets at the event base before walking to your
swim start.


Results will be available onsite at the registration area and will be available online that afternoon. Visit our
results page at


The Kingscliff Triathlon is for the competitive and social participant. We want to give everyone a go and
have some fun; however, you must have done some training prior to competing in the event. We want
you to enjoy the tri, so you must be physically capable to complete your nominated distances within a
reasonable time frame. If you are not sure and need some pointers, call the office and we will suggest
some experts in the field to guide your training needs.




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